grand slams on July 1 and figured it wouldnr17;t be long before someone got the next one. They waited more than two months before Scott Schebler hit No. 10.Schebler hit the grand slam that set a Reds season record http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , and Phillip Ervin homered twice as Cincinnati pulled away to a rain-delayed 12-6 victory over the San Diego Padres early Saturday. Schebler connected off Rowan Wick in the sixth for Cincinnatir17;s 10th grand slam, putting the Reds up 10-4 and ending the long wait. Every time a Reds batter came up with the bases loaded at Great American Ball Park, the statistic flashed on the scoreboard.r0;Wer17;ve been looking at that on the scoreboard for, what, a couple months now,r1; Schebler said. r0;It was really cool. Itr17;s all about the guys getting on base.r1;Ervin had a solo homer and a two-run shot, the first multi-homer game of his career.The start of the game was delayed by 2 hours, 37 minutes because of rain and ended at 12:09 a.m. Both starters made quick exits.San Diegor17;s Brett Kennedy faced only 10 batters, replaced after he walked a career-high four batters in the second inning. Matt Strahm (3-4) relieved and gave up Jose Perazar17;s bases-clearing double and Ervinr17;s solo homer.Kennedy threw 44 pitches in his short outing, only 20 of them for strikes.r0;That second inning, I just kind of lost it mechanically,r1; Kennedy said. r0;No excuses. Itr17;s something I really havenr17;t dealt with before.r1;Ervin brought home another run in the sixth with his squeeze bunt http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , one of two bunts botched by San Diego in the inning. Reliever Michael Lorenzen (3-1) also reached on a bunt single that the Padres couldnr17;t field r12; Wick was slow getting off the mound r12; loading the bases for Scheblerr17;s second career grand slam .r0;Itr17;s a tough, tough lesson for him today that little bunts can lead to big innings,r1; manager Andy Green said.Lorenzen went three innings in relief of Anthony DeSclafani, who had his second straight subpar start. DeSclafani gave up four runs in four innings. Francisco Mejiar17;s single started a two-run rally in the first inning. Hunter Renfroe and Eric Hosmer added homers.Mejia made his first start behind the plate for the Padres on Thursday night and hit a solo homer and a three-run shot for a 6-2 victory, earning another start. Manager Andy Green plans to split catching duties the rest of the month, giving Mejia a chance to learn the pitching staff while getting acclimated.PERFECT 10The Redsr17; 10 grand slams have been hit by Adam Duvall (2), Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suárez, Joey Votto, Jesse Winker, DeSclafani, Lorenzen http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , Peraza and Schebler. The only other major league team with at least nine different players hitting a grand slam in a season was the 2000 Cardinals, who had 10 players connect, according to STATS.STRAHMr17;S STREAKPerazar17;s bases-loaded double ended Strahmr17;s streak of not allowing a hit with two outs and runners in scoring position. Batters had been 0 for 14 against the left-hander.BAILEYr17;S DONEInterim manager Jim Riggleman has removed Homer Bailey from the rotation for the rest of the season, giving rookie Tyler Mahle a chance to start. Bailey is 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA and has lost nine straight decisions. Bailey wonr17;t pitch in relief, but will be confined to keeping in shape by throwing in the bullpen. The 32-year-old pitcher has been limited to 46 starts in the last four seasons because of three arm injuries that required surgery.TRAINERr17;S ROOMReds: Gennett was back in the projected starting lineup after missing one game with a sore thigh. He went 0 for 5.UP NEXTPadres: Left-hander Robbie Erlin (3-5) makes his ninth start of the season. Her17;s lost consecutive starts for the first time since April 12-17, 2016.Reds: Matt Harvey (6-8) makes his 21st start for the Reds. He hasnr17;t won since Aug. 18, going 0-1 in his last three starts with a 5.28 ERA. With their rebuilding effort paying off sooner than anticipated, the Atlanta Braves clinched their first National League East title since 2013 with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday.MLB MLBNL East, you鈥檝e been chopped. 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Ozzie Albies was named to the National League All-Star team in July and has23 homers at the age of 21.FanGraphs' Jay Jaffenoted in August thatAcuna was getting better as the season moved along:"Before the All-Star break http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey , he hit .249/.304/.438 for a 99 wRC+ with a 6.5% walk rate and a 30.4% strikeout rate; since then, he's hit .344/.410/.767 for a 210 his outside-the-zone swing rate from 32.2% to 24.4%, and his swinging strike rate from 12.4% to 9.9%."The Braves' mix of young talent with established veterans, like Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis, turned out to be a winning formula that has the franchise thinking of sustained success for years into the future.Even as the Braves' long-term potential looks to be high, their sights are set on winning a World Series in 2018. This group has defied expectations all year, so the other NL playoff teams must be on their games if they want to keep up with them.